By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher
Another California track has had to deal with horse deaths. On Thursday, two horses, who were involved in an accident during the training hours, had to be euthanized at Del Mar race track, according to ESPN.
The story says that Charge a Bunch was involved in an accident at approx. 6:30 am PST. The two-year-old colt threw off its rider Giovanni Franco then decided to go in the wrong direction down the track.
The horse then collided with Carson Valley, a three-year-old gelding. Following the incident, both horses were put down.
Assael Espinoza, who was riding Carson Valley at the time, had to go to a local hospital, as they had lower back pain. Franco; however, did not need medical attention, according to the Daily Racing Form.
Legendary horse trainer Bob Baffert trained Carson Valley. Carla Gaines trained Charge a Bunch.
“It all happened so fast,” Baffert said to DRF.
DRF also reported that Espinoza also had a CAT scan at the local hospital after speaking with his agent, Brian Beach. They are also reporting that the incident with the two horses happened near the six-furlong pole.